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Joseph Wilson, MD

Joseph Wilson, MD

Shoulder Expert of the Triangle

Top Rated Shoulder Specialist at Emerge Orthopedics with over 500+ FIVE STAR REVIEWS

Triangle Region

Apex
Durham
Raleigh

Dr. Joseph B. Wilson has been in practice since 2001 and currently serves as a physician for the EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Shoulder Team. His specialized knowledge in advanced arthroscopic techniques of both the shoulder and knee allow him to assess the best possible surgical plan for each injury—from repairing a rotator cuff tendon and restoring range of motion to the shoulder to eliminating painful and stiff knee symptoms and more.

As former Academic All-American and team captain of both the University of Virginia and the Gold Medal winning USA World Lacrosse Team, Dr. Wilson understands the demands and desires of today’s active population, and promises to continue his focus of compassion and care for patients of all ages. His rare blend of experience gives his patients the best chance for a satisfactory recovery, not only because of his background but because of his passion.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Wilson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. As a flight surgeon in the United States Navy, and as a key member of an F-18 Fighter Attack Squadron, he served aboard the USS Constellation aircraft carrier.

Upon completion of his orthopedic training at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Wilson spent an additional 18 months of subspecialty training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was also an assistant team physician for DePaul University and its Division I Men’s and Women’s basketball teams. While in Chicago, he also served as an assistant team physician for both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls.

In 2009, Dr. Wilson received the Alps Surgery Institute International Shoulder Fellowship in Annecy, France. Among the 44 fellows in the history of the Institute, he is one of just three Americans to have been selected.

He was taught and mentored in shoulder surgery by Dr. Laurent Lafosse, who is founder of the Alps Surgery Institute and widely considered to be one of the premier arthroscopic shoulder surgeons in the world.

His military service as a Naval medical officer and his experiences as a professional sports team physician enable Dr. Wilson a rare background that enables him to diagnose and treat a variety of injuries and conditions, which include:

His specialized training in Europe has allowed Dr. Wilson to gain specific skills and expertise in a variety of arthroscopic and open shoulder treatments that are not commonly utilized here in the United States, which include:

Education

  • Undergraduate education: University of Virginia
  • Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Rush Medical Center, Chicago, IL; ALPS Surgery Institute International Shoulder Fellowship, Annecy, France

Honors

Compassionate Doctor RecognitionPatients’ Choice Award (2011 to Present)

Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

Compassionate Doctor RecognitionCompassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 to Present)

Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

Top 10 Doctor - Metro AreaTop 10 Doctor – Metro Area

Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

Top 10 Doctor - CityTop 10 Doctor – City

Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

Top 10 Doctor - StateTop 10 Doctor – State

Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

On-Time Doctor AwardOn-Time Doctor Award (2014 – Present)

Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and promptness scores.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary AwardPatients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014 – Present)

The Patients’ Choice Award – 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year HonoreeCompassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2014 – Present)

Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients

Associations

  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Annecy International Shoulder Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North Carolina Med
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Request a consultation with Dr. Wilson now. Or, call us at 919-220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

EmergeOrtho Physicians Publish Study in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

EmergeOrtho Physicians Publish Study in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons are engaged in advancing the field. Three of our physicians treating patients in the Greater Triangle Area worked on a recent publication in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery on AC joint injuries. Drs. Joseph Wilson, Mack Aldridge, and Marshall Kuremsky are three of the authors of interobserver and intraobserver reliability...

Dr Wilson along with his PA's provided an excellent experience for me from diagnosis to operation through Physical Therapy. They explained what was wrong, how it would be solved and how the recovery process would go. My recovery is now 100% and I am able to do everything I did before my injury. That's what I was promised, that's what I got!

Scott W

PATIENT

Dr. Wilson is an extraordinary physician who has both compassion and knowledge. He has been incredibly helpful in helping me to navigate when surgery will be needed. He makes time to answer questions. I travel from another state and will continue to do so because he is worth traveling to for help.

Jen M

PATIENT

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